Archive for October, 2010

Maanta iyo Somali Week Festival – Fidinta Aqoonta iyo Ereyga Dhigan – maalintii buugaagta

Written by admin on October 30th, 2010

Xusuusin: Fidinta Aqoonta iyo Ereyga Dhigan – maalintii buugaagta

Galabta, laga bilaabo 14.00 waxa uu Somali Week Festival ku marti gelinayaa madasha Oxford House ee Landhan maalintii buugaagta. Waxa ay noqon doontaa maalintii kulanka qoraaga iyo akhristaha; fursaddaadii buugga. Waxa iyana lasoo bandhigi doonaa filimmo cartoon ah oo waxbarasho. Dhammaan qoraaayadii hore ugu soo bandhigey buugaagtooda ilaa hadda, ha ku qornaadeen Somali amase Ingiriisi e, waxay ugu diyaar ahaan doonaan madasha inay la kulmaan akhristeyaashood, oo uga jawaabaan su’aalaha ay gaarka u waydiinayaan (informal meeting). Waxa inala jooga Abwaan Maxamed Warsame Ibraahim “Hadraawi” oo qiimaha qalinka iyo qoraalka wuxuu hore uga yidhi iyo fikirkiisa maantaba innala wadaagi doona. Waxa kale oo lagu soo bandhigi doonaa maanta madasha documentry films cusub oo laga soo duubay dhawaan dhallinta iyo hadafkeeda, iyo documentry laga sameeyay waddanka UK oo ku saabsan Soomaalidu xilliyadii ugu horreysay ee ay timi waddankan. Kama maqnaan doono fanka iyo suugaantu iyo fanka casriga ah oo waxa inna madadaallin doona cawaysinka heesaa da’ yar.

Haddaba noo kaalay oo eeg buugaagta loogu talo galay garaadka bini’aadamka ee kala duwan: laga bilaabo sheeko carruureedda ilmahaaga garaadkiisa korinaysa, suugaanta dhigan ee kureyda loogu talo talo galay, iyo waliba sheekooyinka, cilmiga diiniga ah iyo kan maadiga ah, suuugaanta cusub e iyo ta sooyaalka ah ee lagu kaydiyey dhiganayaashaba. Noo kaalay oo nala wadaag maalin ku suntan aqoonta iyo ereyga dhigan.

Literature Day and Fusion Night: Music, Fusion and Film

Saturday 30th October, Literature Day, 2:00pm – 6:00pm, Free.

Redsea-online.com Cultural Foundation, in collaboration with Somali Week Festival, present a day of literature, featuring a series of new books published and distributed by Ponte Invisibile (redsea-online.com). We will invite Somali authors to present and read from their work and to be available to meet informally with the audience. Authors include Rashid Sheikh Abdillahi ‘Gadhwayne’ (Adduun iyo Taladii) and Yuusuf Cabdille Cisman ‘Shaacir’ (Tolow Colka Jooja Maansadii Salaan Maxamed Xirse Salaan ‘Carrabay’), Ahmed I Awale (Qaylodhaan deegaan). We will screen Somali Cartoon films for learing.

Other books to be presented at this event include Soomaali 1 by Abtidoon, Bangiyada Islaamka by Said Ali Shire (Buuh publications); Taxanaha Isbar aqoonta kombiyuuterka (Ponte invisbile – redsea-online) presented by Abdalle Osman Shafey, Garta Dhaqanka by Cabdisalaan Maxamed Xirsi ‘Caara-dhuub’; The Mourning Tree by Mohamed Barud Ali (Ponte invisibile – redsea-online), and Daadaah: Learn Somali Book 1 by Saynab Dahir, Books for Somali Children by Jawahir A Farah; Imaam Shaafici: Difaacihii Sunnada by Abdifartah A Hasan; taxanaha Cirsankayeedh by Cabdillaahi Cawed Cige.

All authors of the who already presented books during Somali Week Festival will be available for book signing.

Fusion Night: Music, Fusion and Film, Documentaries, 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Fee: £5

At this fusion event we will present the Somali fashion stylist, Normode, with the theme around ‘How to be a proud Somali and look modern!’. We will also show two short documentaries: Jannaalle produced by Sahan and a new documentry film discussing youth and citizenship in Somaliland produced by Cabdiraxmaan Yuusuf Arten. The evening will conclude with very special live music: a collaboration between the London-based music collective The Grand Union Orchestra and a number of Somali musicians and vocalists, including Abdifataah Yare.

Somali Week Festival – Day 7: 31-10-2010

Written by admin on October 29th, 2010

Literature Day and Fusion Night: Music, Fusion and Film

Saturday 30th October
Literature Day
2:00pm – 6:00pm
Free

Redsea-online.com Cultural Foundation, in collaboration with Somali Week Festival, present a day of literature, featuring a series of new books published and distributed by Ponte Invisibile (redsea-online.com). We will invite Somali authors to present and read from their work and to be available to meet informally with the audience. Authors include Rashid Sheikh Abdillahi ‘Gadhwayne’ (Adduun iyo Taladii) and Yuusuf Cabdille Cisman ‘Shaacir’ (Tolow Colka Jooja Maansadii Salaan Maxamed Xirse Salaan ‘Carrabay’).

Other books to be presented at this event include Soomaali 1 by Abtidoon, Bangiyada Islaamka by Said Ali Shire (Buuh publications); Taxanaha Isbar aqoonta kombiyuuterka (Ponte invisbile – redsea-online) presented by Abdalle Osman Shafey, Garta Dhaqanka by Cabdisalaan Maxamed Xirsi ‘Caara-dhuub’; The Mourning Tree by Mohamed Barud Ali (Ponte invisibile – redsea-online), and Daadaah: Learn Somali Book 1 by Saynab Dahir, Books for Somali Children by Jawahir A Farah; Imaam Shaafici: Difaacihii Sunnada by Abdifartah A Hasan; taxanaha Cirsankayeedh by Cabdillaahi Cawed Cige.

All authors of the who already presented books during Somali Week Festival will be available for book signing.

Fusion Night: Music, Fusion and Film Documentaries
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Fee: £5

At this fusion event we will present the Somali fashion stylist, Normode, with the theme around ‘How to be a proud Somali and look modern!’. We will also show two short documentaries: Jannaalle produced by Sahan and a new documentry film discussing youth and citizenship in Somaliland produced by Cabdiraxmaan Yuusuf Arten. The evening will conclude with very special live music: a collaboration between the London-based music collective The Grand Union Orchestra and a number of Somali musicians and vocalists, including Abdifataah Yare.

Somali Week Festival – Day 6: 29-10-2010

Written by admin on October 28th, 2010

Friday 29th October The Culture and Arts of Djbouti with Boon Xirsi
6:00pm – 10:00pm
Fee: £10

This evening will focus on the art and literature of Djibouti. Our London-based Djiboutian artists such as Kaltuun Ba’adio, Hananteeye, and Anab Ismail will be accompanied by the great comedian Boon Hirsi, who is visiting us for the first time.

Somali Week Festival – Day III: 25-10-2010

Written by admin on October 25th, 2010

Monday, 25th October
Book Presentation and Panel : Marginalisation and Social Exclusion of the ‘Gabooye’ 6:00pm – 8:00pm Free (ENGLISH)

This session will tackle one of the major issues facing contemporary Somali society starting with a discussion of the new book Hiil or In Defence of (Hayb-sooco) by Hassan Abdi Madar. Published by Redsea.online/Ponte Invisible, this book addresses the marginalisation and social exclusion of the ‘Gabooye’ communities. Discussions will touch on concepts of citizenship and human rights and the tensions between those committed to a conservative adherence to tradition and those pushing for change in Somali society.

Panel participants: Said Jama Hussein, Sheikh Mahamoud Sheikh Dalmar, Yasmin Mahamoud and others. Chair: Nadifa Mahamed.

Book Presentation and Discussion : ‘Environmental Crises’ 8:00pm – 10:00pm – Free (ENGLISH)

This session will present Ahmed Ibrahim Awale’s debut book, Qaylo-dhaan Deegaan/Environment Crises, a collection of essays in Somali and English, which focus on the Somali environment. It is published by Redsea-online/Ponte Invisibile. Following a presentation by the author, there will be a roundtable discussion on the environment and the effects of climate change.
Panel participants: Ahmed Ibrahim Awale (the author), Mohamoud Ibrahim (Secretary of the Somali Ecological Society), and others contributors.

Somali Week Festival – Day II: 23-10-2010

Written by admin on October 24th, 2010


Sunday 24th October
Togdheer Abroad Foundation Workshop
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Togdheer Abroad Foundation (TAF) is a registered charity, founded in 2005 by a group of young Somalilanders living in the UK. It aims to bring young Somalilanders together to create a shared vision and collective contribution in empowering the most disadvantaged groups in Somaliland. TAF believes in the philosophy of “every little helps” and fosters a self-reliant approach. The membership of TAF has increased from a few to over 180 members in seven different cities in UK and is still growing today. This workshop will focus on the history of the charity, its structure and different committees. We will discuss on-going projects in connection with Mandhaye Mental hospital. This conference will be an opportunity to discuss future aspirations with its members as well other interested members of the public. Main speakers will be Suldan Mahamoud Haji Hussein, Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame (Hadraawi) and Dr Abdilahi Bikolo.

Family Entertainment: Children’s Day
3:30pm – 6:00pm
Fee: £2 Children, £5 Adults
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PRESS RELEASE – Somali Week Festival 2010

Written by admin on October 16th, 2010

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Redsea-online and Somali and Somaliland Communities, is proud to present the annual Somali Week Festival at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, East London. The festival is part of Black History Month and will run from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st of October. The festival offers the best of Somali arts and culture, both old and new, presenting a mix of events including poetry, literature, drama and panel discussions.

We are delighted that this year’s festival will be opened by the the Deputy Mayor of London Richard Barnes. We will present a number of highly esteemed international guests including, poets, playwright and authors to celebrate yet another year of Somali art achievements. Mahamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’, one of the greatest and most respected Somali poets (known as the Somali Shakespeare) will be leading the way followed by first time attendees, such as, the talented Somali singer and actress Amina Abdilahi, the extremely influential playwright and poet Ahmed Saleebaan Bidde, and the renowned comedian and actor Boon Hirsi, who, despite his recent loss of vision, is still able to perform and make his crowds cheer with joy.
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Somali Week Festival: 23-31/10/2010

Written by admin on October 7th, 2010

Somali Week Festival – The Programme.

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture, in collaboration with Redsea-online, Ocean Somali and other Somali and Somaliland Communities, are proud to present the annual Somali Week Festival at Oxford House, Bethnal Green, East London. The festival is part of Black History Month and will run from Saturday 23rd to Sunday 31st of October. The festival offers the best of Somali arts and culture, both old and new, presenting a mix of events including poetry, literature, drama and panel discussions.

See programme of events

Would you like to book a stall space at the Somali Week Festival 2010?

Written by admin on October 1st, 2010

Stalls
Would you like to book a stall space at the Somali Week Festival 2010?
23-31 October 2010

Kayd Somali Arts and Culture would like to invite you to book a stall to promote your work with Somali community.

Somali Week Festival has been running within Black History , This year, the festival will take place between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 31st October 2010, a week of events celebrating and exploring the uniqueness of Somali arts and culture. In addition to a range of events showcasing music and literature from the Somali-speaking world, we will host range panel discussions on important issues facing people of Somali origin in the UK, especially young people. Somali Week Festival has been running within Black History Month for several years and will take place this year between Saturday 23rd and Sunday 31st October.

The Somali Week Festival focuses on a particular combination of Somali poetry, literature, music and debates to discuss and promote development and social change. This year we are again expecting a number of highly esteemed international guests to take part, including poets, writers and playwright such as great Somali philosopher, poet and intellectual, Mahamed Ibrahim Warsame ‘Hadraawi’. Other notable visiting artists will include: Amina Abdilahi, Ahmed Saleebaan Bidde, Boon Hirsi and Ahmed Ibrahim Awale.

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